Day 1 Boston - Thousands Islands (Summer)/Secret Caverns (Winter)
(Summer Schedule: Start when Thousand Islands cruise resumes.) In the morning, we head to Thousand
Islands (U.S. Side) where we will take a Cruise Tour on St. Lawrence River. As the name indicated, the
Thousand Islands constitute and archipelago of 1864 islands that straddles the Canada- US. Passengers on boat
tours can learn the history of the region, which was once home to pirates and bootleggers, and enjoy views of some famous spots along the way, such as the mysterious Deer Island and the famous Boldt Castle mansion on Heart Island.
(Winter Schedule: Start when Thousand Islands cruise closes.) Thousand Islands cruise closed for the season during winter schedule, this tour will go to Secret Caverns instead. Many of the caverns in this area were formed largely during the last Ice Age, about 38000 - 14000 years ago. "For thousands of years mineral laden water has been precipitating on the walls, ceiling, and floor of the caverns, leaving behind great deposits of golden calcite.
When these deposits hand from the ceiling like icicles, they are called stalactites. When they build up from the floor, they are called stalagmites. And when you see calcite dripping down over the walls or covering the rocks, that is called flowstone" —You will have a wonderful time with all the views mentioned!
Hotel: Radisson/RIT/ Rochester Plaza/ Park Plaza/Holiday Inn/Clarion Hotel or equivalent
Day 2 Niagara Falls (Full day)
In the morning, we will cross the Upstate New York and arrive in Niagara Falls, NY. It’s the combination of
height and volume that makes Niagara Falls so beautiful. More than 6 million cubic ft. (168,000 cubic meters) of water goes over the crest line of the falls every minute during peak daytime tourist hours.
Take the voyage on the famous “Maid of the Mist” which gets passengers as close as possible to the Niagara Falls! The Maid rides right into the mists thrown up by the roaring cascade as the Niagara River tumbles over the edge of the falls. (Maid of the Mist will close in winter and may be replaced by Jet Boat if time and weather allows.) You will also watch a Thundering Water Cultural Show which is a sacred place for the local Native American people. This show uses dance as a storytelling medium through which to showcase the impact that the falls have had on native culture. (*When the cultural show is not available, you can optionally watch a Niagara IMAX movie, which chronicles more than 12,000 years of history and examines human interaction with the falls from ancient time through the people - like you - who come to see them today.) Afterwards, you can choose to take Niagara Falls In-depth Tour. This interesting and exciting tour includes two popular attractions: the magnificent natural wonder - Niagara Whirlpool State Park and the U.S. historic landmark - Old Fort Niagara. (Tour fee: $25/person, including $13 of the admission ticket.)The Niagara Whirlpool’s greatest depth is 125 feet.
It is estimated the whirlpool formed approximately 4,200 years ago by the upstream erosion of the Niagara escarpment by Niagara River. Old Fort Niagara is a rich historic landmark; it spans more than 300 years. Its commanding presence on the great lake caused it to play a critical role in the French and Indian War, the American Revolution and the War of 1812. The gorgeous Lake Ontario lies behind the Fort. Later in the night, the nighttime illumination of the impressive American and Horseshoe falls will have visitors experience the falls in a new way. (During Jun 12nd to August, our customers will have great opportunity to see the Niagara Fall’s beautiful night scene and firework show. The completeness of night view on certain summer evenings may be limited or not available due to late sunset time and US Federal Government regulations on driving hours.)
Hotel: Radisson/ RIT/ Rochester Plaza/ Park Plaza/Holiday Inn/Clarion Hotel or equivalent
Day 3 Corning Glass Museum - Watkins Glen(Summer)/Hershey Chocolate World(Winter)
The first stop is one of Fortune Global 500’s headquarter, Corning, to visit the Museum of Glass, which is
dedicated to the history, art, and science behind glassmaking. Its collection contains more than 45,000 objects, some of which date back millennia. Guests here will be invited to enjoy the Hot Glass Show which is performed by professional glass craftsmen. After lunch, we will arrive at Watkins Glen State Park - is the most famous of the Finger Lakes State Parks. Within two miles, the glen's stream descends 400 feet past 200-foot cliffs, generating 19 waterfalls along its course. The gorge path winds over and under waterfalls and through the spray of Cavern Cascade. Rim trails overlook the gorge. It’s a perfect park for photography! (*We will visit Watkins Glen only when weather condition allows.)
(**Note: There is an extra charge of $10/person for bus admission and parking in the Watkins Glen State Park.)
The park will be closed in winter, when we will go to the North America's largest chocolate manufacturer -
Hershey’s Chocolate World instead. Here, you can take a small train to explore the whole process of chocolate making, and in the end you will have the chance to taste a piece of hot and fresh chocolate. Hershey’s Chocolate World offers the sweetest adventures for everyone: no matter chocolate lovers or fun seekers, shopping-maniacs or history buffs.
Hotel: Sheraton/Hilton/Radisson/Wyndham /Four Points/Crowne Plaza/Courtyard/Metro Points/ Tremont Plaza or equivalent
Day 4 Washington, D.C. - Philadelphia - New York
We will head to Washington D.C. in the morning and firstly visit Smithsonian National Air and Space
Museum which is located on the National Mall (also known as the Capitol Hill). We will take a glance at the human aviation and space heritage as well as have a vision of space travel in the future through thousands of objects on display, including the 1903 Wright Flyer, Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis, the Apollo 11Command Module Columbia, and a lunar rock you can touch. Next, you surely don’t want to miss the opportunity to take our exclusive DC cruise for sightseeing of the town along the Potomac River. Later we can take photos with backdrops of the White House and the U.S. Capitol due to the visit limitation for the public. The domed U.S. Capitol building is the nerve center of Washington, DC and the home to the U.S. Congress with 435 Representatives and 100 Senators. The White House, perhaps the most famous U.S. residence and certainly the most well-known address, is a must-see for any visitor to the nation’s capital. The historical house is the office to Presidents of the United States meanwhile the home to First Families. Continuing the trip, we will visit the Lincoln Memorial. This grand monument overlooks the Reflecting Pool, the Washington Monument and the U.S. Capitol. Inside, the 19-foot marble statue of the 16th president is flanked by inscriptions of his Second Inaugural Address and the famous Gettysburg Address. Along the way, you will also see and pass by the Thomas Jefferson
Memorial. Additionally, we will stop at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Korean War Memorial. The two monuments honor members of the U.S. armed forces who fought in the wars.
We will visit Philadelphia where known as the birthplace of American democracy. At the Independence
National Historical Park, tour guide will arrange a free time for guests to walk around. Inside the Independence Hall, you will have a special moment of standing exactly where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were signed. You also won’t miss the Liberty Bell which is recognized for its famous crack. Go beyond the iconic crack to learn how this State House bell was transformed into an extraordinary symbol. You will also see the Statue of Washington, Congress Hall, and many other great attractions.
Hotel: Sheraton/Hilton/Doubletree/Radisson/Hotel Somerset/Lafayette Yard Hotel/ Wyndham Garden/Crowne Plaza/ Courtyard/Hilton Garden/Holiday inn or equivalent
Day 5 New York City Tour
At a first glance, travelling around the entire of New York City seems like the mission impossible;
however, our highly organized tour is especially designed for you: by visiting amounts of famous
landmarks, you will learn more of the city’s unique history, culture, and the core spirit of the New
Yorkers! By stepping up to the Empire State Building Observation deck, guests could overlook
the beautiful view of the central park and the entire of New York City. Empire State Building
stood as the world's tallest building for nearly 40 years, and has been surpassed in late 1970. Its
name is derived from the nickname of New York, the Empire State. Nowadays it is still the most
famed landmark of the city. Also, Guests will take a sightseeing cruise tour on the Hudson River
to enjoy the city view from a totally different angle, as well as take pictures with the backdrops of
Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge. Furthermore, visit USS Intrepid, the national heritage that
costs $120 million, which is reopen for visitors. Concorde supersonic airliner and a variety of
aircrafts will be all in the exhibition. In addition, wandering around the world’s famous financial
and securities trading center - Wall Street, taking pictures with Trinity Church, New York Stock
Exchange and its signature sculpture Charging Bull, and visiting Times Square, Madame
Tussauds’ - all of these will be made up into our tour later. Of course, we can’t miss the
renowned Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the largest art
museum in the United States with collections of more than 2 million works of art. In the end of
the day, our tour bus will pass by the Fifth Avenue, Rockefeller Center, Ground Zero and the new
“Freedom tower” - One World Trade Center…
Hotel: Sheraton/Hilton /Doubletree/Radisson/Hotel Somerset/Lafayette Yard Hotel/ Wyndham
Garden/Crowne Plaza/Courtyard/Hilton Garden/Holiday Inn or equivalent
Day 6 Yale University - Rhode Island - Boston
Guests will visit the campus of Yale University located in New Haven in the morning. It is the third oldest
college with Gothic buildings and student dormitory. You will enjoy a brief stop at the famous Sterling Memorial Library, which was designed by James Gamble Rogers as the centerpiece of Yale’s Gothic Revival campus. (In case of tour areas closed due to school’s schedule, campus tour will only take place in the public open area.)
In the afternoon, we will directly head to The Breakers at Newport, Rhode Island. The 1895 four-story waterfront building was patterned after a Renaissance palace. It is the largest and grandest of the several historical Newport properties. Here, we can personally experience the glory of the American gold rush era of wealth. Many delicate artworks together with the decorations inside the building will help present the splendid days of Vanderbilt’s family in the past.
Next, we will go to Plymouth to see the famous Plymouth Rock. Plymouth holds a place of great prominence in American history, folklore and culture, and is known as "America's Hometown". The Plymouth Rock became very famous and popular attraction after its identification as the supposed landing site of the Pilgrims. We will also visit a Plymouth village where New England was first established by the Pilgrims. Later of the night, upon arrival in Boston, you will have the opportunity of enjoying Boston's most famous feast - Lobster.
Hotel: Sheraton/DoubleTree/Radisson/Courtyard/Four Points/Wyndham/Holiday Inn or equivalent
Day 7 Boston - Hometown
The trip of the day will start in the city of Cambridge, MA where we will visit the Harvard University. Here,
you will find Harvard’s oldest campus and take pictures with the statue of John Harvard, known as the "Statue of Three Lies". Also, we will have a campus tour inside MIT to visit its main academic building and Kresge Auditorium. Another fun will begin as soon as you board the cruise ship and enjoy a spectacular view of the harbor. Later, go sightseeing in the Boston city. We will pass by the old Trinity Cathedral, the Hancock Building, the Boston Park, Prudential Center, and Boston Public Library along the way while overlooking the gold dome of the State House. Around the noon, we will arrive at old Quincy Market. Quincy Market is opportune for strolling through, or to get a taste of the historical ambience as well as to pick out souvenirs among the assorted merchants and artisans. The Market is also surrounded by dozens of restaurants for dining option with a variety of authentic cuisines, and Boston’s Clam Chowder is always a good choice to satisfy your taste buds! After lunch, we will send you to the airport for flights home. See "Departure and Return Details" for more details.
Scenic Spots Notes:
(1) Itinerary will be subject to traffic and weather. The sequence of the attractions might be changed according to actual and practical situation for better service.
(2) In case of attraction closures (due to holidays or construction, etc.), tour guide may make some necessary changes to the itinerary accordingly.
(3) This tour does not accept any City Pass or your own tickets for the attraction. Guests need to purchase admission tickets from tour guides.
(1) If the weather condition, war, general strikes and other unforeseen circumstances interrupt the journey, our company reserve the right to rearrange the journey without refunding the tour fee.
(2) If visitors cannot join the tour because of personal reason, the fee for hotels and transportation is not refundable.
Tour Fee Exclude:
the meals, attractions tickets, service fee ($8 per person per day), and any private costs (such as
hotel telephone charges, laundry etc.).
Optional Admission Package (For Your Reference Only)
|East Coast & Canda Attration Fee
|NYC Night Tour
||free (under 11)
|Empire State Building
||$27 (age 6-12)/Free (age 5 or under)
||$24 (age 5-12)
|Thousand Islands Cruise
|Secret Caverns (Substitute)
||$10 (age 6-12)
|Coning Glass Centre & Hot Glass Show
||free (under 17)
|Niagara Jetboat Adventures (seasonal)
|Maid of the Mist
|In-depth Niagara tour
|Washington DC Cruise
|Boston Harbor Cruise
|The Breakers Mansion
|Yale University In-depth Tour
||88 Beach St, Boston, MA 02111